Yuliya Efimova 28.71 and new World Record in the 50 breast

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Correction: Efimova’s time was 28.71, as written in the SW piece below. Not 28.17

Read SwimmingWorld and see the result list here.

After a particularly rough FINA World Cup circuit during which she’s drawn disqualifications on a routine basis, Russia’s Yuliya Efimova finally had her major breakthrough as she clipped the world record in the sprint breaststroke event. Efimova raced her way to a 28.71 in the event to take down Jessica Hardy’s 2009 effort of 28.80 posted at the Berlin stop of the FINA World Cup circuit that year.

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